Indian roads are not exactly designed to handle low-slung exotic cars. And yet, there are many examples of imported super rare cars that are being driven on the Indian roads. Which are these exotics that have been captured on video in India? Let’s find out.
Bugatti Veyron was officially launched in India in 2010. The most powerful and fastest production car in the world did not find any buyers in the country. However, Bugatti did conduct test drives for the prospective customers. Here is a video of the car in Hyderabad where test drives were conducted.
This Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is powered by an 8.0-litre engine that generates a maximum power of 1001 Bhp and 1,250 Nm of torque. It can do 0-100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 407 km/h. Sadly, there are no modern Bugatti cars in India at the moment. The model is produced in a limited number and is a rare car around the world.
McLaren 720S is an enthusiast’s delight and they have extremely stringent criteria when it comes to selling cars. This is the first-ever McLaren to enter the Indian roads and it has been privately imported by a Dubai-based customer through carnet. This car belongs to a Bangalore garage and often has been seen on the roads.
The track-focused car is powered by a 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 engine that produces a maximum of 710 Bhp and 770 Nm of peak torque. The 720S is also a limited production car and only 400 units were made. There is a second McLaren 720S in India that belongs to the businessman Gautam Singhania.
Corvette C6 is an iconic muscle car. There are only a handful of Corvettes in India and the C6s are even rarer. This black C6 belongs to Mumbai and in the video, it can be seen that the car is in immaculate condition. The car has been modified with smoked headlamps but the changes seem to be limited to the visuals only. It is powered by a massive 6.2-litre V8 engine that generates a massive 430 Bhp and 575 Nm.
Dodge Challenger SXT Plus
While there are quite a few privately imported Dodge Challenger muscle cars in India, this particular SXT Plus version is the only one on the Indian roads. This India-registered Challenger has been spotted regularly on the Mumbai streets. It is powered by a 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine that generates a maximum power of 305 Bhp and 363 Nm of peak torque. The Challenger is an iconic name in the world of muscle cars.
Tesla Model X
The Tesla Model X has disrupted the electric car scenario all over the world. The Model X is the flagship vehicle of the American manufacturer and they even planned to enter the Indian market officially. However, the high percentage of import taxes has kept them out. This Tesla belongs to Mumbai and has been spotted several times on the road.
The three-row SUV costs around Rs. 2 crores with all the import taxes in place, which makes it extremely expensive. The electric car is powered by two separate motors. The front mounted motor produces 255 Bhp and the rear motor produces a maximum power of 496 Bhp. Together, the total torque output is a humongous 967 Nm. This is the 90D variant, which comes with the ludicrous mode. It can do 0-100 km/h in just blinking fast 3.8 seconds.
Chevrolet Camaro roadster
The Chevrolet Camaro is a rare breed in India and here is one convertible that is even rarer. This is the latest generation Camaro roadster and possibly only one of the few with an Indian registration number on it. The steering set-up has been mirrored to make it legal for registration in India. The car gets some aggressive design and with the complete black paint job, it looks even more even more macho.
Chevrolet offers various engine options with the Camaro. We are not sure which this one uses. To start with there is a 2.0-litre 275 Bhp engine, then there is a 3.6-litre V6 engine that churns out a maximum of 335 Bhp and then there is the most powerful 6.2-litre V8 engine that develops a maximum of 455 Bhp.